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In my garage I have a Norvin. It's has a 1000cc V-twin Vincent Rapide engine. The frame I think, is a Manx Norton featherbed (don't quote me on that). The bike was dismantled in 1964 by a friends uncle, and is in a sorry state of repair. The forks, shocks and wheels are foobarred. The numbers on the frame are unreadable, but I do have the number plate... long story short, it's easier for me to buy a rolling chassis and put in my engine than it would be to restore what I've got.

 

The other option is to Streetfighter it, with single sided swinging arm, upside down forks etc, like I used to do in the old days....

 

Hi SHarper I've been reading your posts and wondered if you could get in touch to talk bike stuff? I know it's a long time since this post but would be nice to talk. Regards Ian

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Hi SHarper I've been reading your posts and wondered if you could get in touch to talk bike stuff? I know it's a long time since this post but would be nice to talk. Regards Ian

 

A long time? It's been 9 and a half years since that post! You can't expect people to still be around after all that time; It's purely by chance that I saw this post, it's not very often I even read this forum, I don't post on here and never log in, so how weird is that?

Anyhoo, what would you like to know? I still have motorcycles, but I don't have that particular one, it went to someone in Cardiff about 7 years ago.

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A long time? It's been 9 and a half years since that post! You can't expect people to still be around after all that time; It's purely by chance that I saw this post, it's not very often I even read this forum, I don't post on here and never log in, so how weird is that?

Anyhoo, what would you like to know? I still have motorcycles, but I don't have that particular one, it went to someone in Cardiff about 7 years ago.

 

are you related to adrian harper?

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are you related to adrian harper?

 

No, I don't think so.

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SHarper what do you have ?

 

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Bikes that is ?

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don't know if anyone still around can confirm a dealer called quincies out outibridge way, they had a variety of bikes but always had vincent & hrd's, once went to buy a black shadow there on credit of course but after talking to a chap who come to pay his bill for a repair to his rapide i knew i would never be able to buy the bike and have it repaired when needed so bought a t100 instead

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Hi kinjuro - yes this was Joe Quince. My dad bought a Triumph Thunderbird from him in c. 1950. The firm is listed in old directories at 149 Langsett Road South, where St Christophers is now.

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I remember Sonny Weston on Broad Street and going delivering in his Morris j van circa 1969-1970

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I remember D.C.Cooks on London Rd just higher up from Ropers selling Hondas and a shop up Abbeydale Rd past Broadfield rd selling Harleys in the 70s.

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there was a guy called stan on collegiate crescent a couple of houses up from ecclesall road who use to buy and sell used bikes

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